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FDA Approves Once-Weekly Bydureon BCise (exenatide) for Patients with Type-2 Diabetes

Posted 26 Oct 2017 by

23 October 2017 – AstraZeneca today announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Bydureon® BCise™ (exenatide extended-release) injectable suspension, a new formulation of Bydureon (exenatide extended-release) injectable suspension in an improved once-weekly, single-dose autoinjector device for adults with type-2 diabetes whose blood sugar remains uncontrolled on one or more oral medicines in addition to diet and exercise, to improve glycemic control. Unlike other glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonists, Bydureon BCise has a unique, continuous-release microsphere delivery system designed to provide consistent therapeutic levels of the active ingredient, exenatide, to help patients reach and maintain steady state. The new formulation in the innovative Bydureon BCise device is proven to reduce blood sugar levels, with the added benefit of weight loss, al ... Read more

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Do Statins Raise Odds for Type 2 Diabetes?

Posted 24 Oct 2017 by

TUESDAY, Oct. 24, 2017 – Cholesterol-lowering medications known as statins may lower your risk of heart disease, but also might boost the odds you'll develop type 2 diabetes, new research suggests. "In a group of people at high risk of type 2 diabetes, statins do seem to increase the risk of developing diabetes by about 30 percent," said the study's lead author, Dr. Jill Crandall. She's a professor of medicine and director of the diabetes clinical trials unit at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City. But, she added, that doesn't mean anyone should give up on statins. "The benefits of statins in terms of cardiovascular risk are so strong and so well established that our recommendation isn't that people should stop taking statins, but people should be monitored for the development of diabetes while on a statin," she explained. At least one other diabetes expert agreed that ... Read more

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Fewer Diabetes Cases Being Missed

Posted 24 Oct 2017 by

TUESDAY, Oct. 24, 2017 – Although the number of people diagnosed with diabetes is still on the rise, the good news is that most people with the disease know they have it, a new study shows. The research suggests that over the past two and a half decades, the percentage of undiagnosed cases has dropped significantly. "If you're going to your doctor, you probably don't have to worry about undiagnosed diabetes," said study author Elizabeth Selvin, a professor of epidemiology at Johns Hopkins University's Bloomberg School of Public Health. Selvin explained that previous estimates suggested that over a quarter to 30 percent of people with diabetes probably didn't know it. But those estimates assumed that doctors were only doing one test for diabetes and not following up with a confirmatory second test, as the American Diabetes Association recommends. However, "we found that's not consistent ... Read more

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Even a Little Walking Can Lengthen Your Life

Posted 19 Oct 2017 by

THURSDAY, Oct. 19, 2017 – That evening stroll you take after dinner most nights may be doing you more good than you realize – new research suggests even a bit of regular walking can reduce your risk of death. "Walking has been described as the 'perfect exercise' because it is simple, free, convenient, doesn't require any special equipment or training, and can be done at any age," said study leader Alpa Patel, a cancer epidemiologist from the American Cancer Society. "With the near doubling of adults aged 65 and older expected by 2030, clinicians should encourage patients to walk even if less than the recommended amount, especially as they age, for health and longevity," Patel said in a society news release. Previous research has linked regular walking with a lower risk of heart disease, diabetes, and breast and colon cancers. However, many American adults don't get the recommended ... Read more

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Health Tip: Best Grains And Starchy Veggies for Diabetics

Posted 18 Oct 2017 by

-- Diabetics should choose whole grains over other starchy foods because whole grains are rich in vitamins, minerals and fiber, the American Diabetes Association says. Processed foods with white flour and added sugar should be avoided. The ADA stresses the need to read product nutrition labels, saying you should look for these whole-grain ingredients: Bulgur (cracked wheat) Whole wheat flour Whole oats/oatmeal Whole grain corn Brown rice Whole rye Whole grain barley Whole farro Wild rice Buckwheat Triticale Millet Quinoa Sorghum Read more

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Stroke Risk Factors Are Rising

Posted 11 Oct 2017 by

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 11, 2017 – While progress is being made in reducing the number of stroke deaths, it seems that more people who experience these brain attacks have significant stroke risk factors, a new study reveals. The rates of high blood pressure, diabetes, abnormal cholesterol, smoking and drug abuse have all been on the rise in stroke patients over recent years, the study authors said. The study included over 900,000 people hospitalized for stroke between 2004 and 2014. Each year, prevalence of high blood pressure went up by 1 percent, diabetes rose by 2 percent, high cholesterol went up by 7 percent, smoking increased by 5 percent, and drug abuse jumped 7 percent, the researchers found. "The risk of dying from a stroke has declined significantly, while at the same time the risk factors are increasing," said researcher Dr. Ralph Sacco. He's a professor of neurology at the ... Read more

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Flu Shot Key for People With Diabetes

Posted 8 Oct 2017 by

SUNDAY, Oct. 8, 2017 – With predictions calling for a potentially bad flu season this year, doctors are urging people – particularly those with diabetes – to get vaccinated. Many people with diabetes don't get a seasonal flu shot each year, according to the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE). Some people with the blood sugar disease don't realize they're at risk for flu-related complications. Others have misguided fears that the shot will trigger an adverse reaction, the group explained. However, people with diabetes are more likely to develop serious flu-related health problems if they get the virus, the AADE cautioned. The group said the flu shot is a safe and effective way to prevent or reduce the severity of these complications. "Reducing risks is one of the AADE's seven key self-care behaviors for managing diabetes, and getting the flu shot every fall is an ... Read more

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Novo Nordisk Receives FDA Approval for Fiasp (insulin aspart injection), a New Fast-Acting Mealtime Insulin

Posted 2 Oct 2017 by

PLAINSBORO, N.J., Sept. 29, 2017 /PRNewswire/ – Novo Nordisk today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Fiasp (insulin aspart injection) 100 Units/mL, a fast-acting mealtime insulin indicated to improve glycemic control in adults with type 1 and type 2 diabetes.1 Fiasp can be dosed at the beginning of a meal or within 20 minutes after starting a meal. Fiasp is a new formulation of NovoLog, in which the addition of niacinamide (vitamin B3) helps to increase the speed of the initial insulin absorption, resulting in an onset of appearance in the blood in approximately 2.5 minutes.2 Fiasp will be available in a pre-filled delivery device FlexTouch® pen and a 10 mL vial.1 Many adults with type 1 and type 2 diabetes struggle with blood sugar control after meals. The result of this has led to many people with diabetes not achieving their target A1C. "With ... Read more

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Tasty Ways to Get More Fiber

Posted 29 Sep 2017 by

FRIDAY, Sept. 29, 2017 – You probably know that it's a good idea to eat more fiber. But do you know why? Fiber is found in plant-based foods. It adds volume to your diet, but passes through the intestines quickly because the body can't digest it. That's why fiber can make you feel full faster and prevent constipation. It may also help lower your cholesterol level and reduce your risk for heart disease, obesity and diabetes. According to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, women should get 25 grams of fiber every day and men, 38 grams. Yet only 5 percent of Americans meet this guideline. With a little effort, you can reach this healthful goal by eating a variety of fiber-rich foods rather than depending on supplements. That's a good idea because you also get the foods' other nutrients – vitamins, minerals and more. Vegetables are a major source of fiber, some more than others. ... Read more

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Delays in Diagnosis Hurt Women Who Have Heart Disease

Posted 28 Sep 2017 by

THURSDAY, Sept. 28, 2017 – Women with heart disease aren't treated as aggressively in the operating room as men are, and delays in diagnosis may be the reason why, a new Canadian study suggests. "It appears that by the time women present with heart disease, they are slightly older and may be facing more comorbidities such as obesity and diabetes," explained study senior author Dr. Fraser Rubens, from the University of Ottawa's Heart Institute. "As a consequence, these higher operative risks may preclude women from undergoing the more complex, multiple arterial revascularization procedures that men receive," he said. Revascularization, or heart bypass surgery, is the grafting of arteries to restore blood flow to damaged areas of the heart. "With earlier diagnoses, women could be referred for revascularization as healthier surgical candidates, affording them the opportunity of complete ... Read more

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FDA Approves New Continuous Glucose Monitor for Diabetes

Posted 28 Sep 2017 by

THURSDAY, Sept. 28, 2017 – The first fingerstick-free blood sugar monitoring system for adults with diabetes has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The FreeStyle Libre Flash Glucose Monitoring System features a small sensor wire that's placed below the skin's surface and continuously monitors blood sugar (glucose) levels. People with diabetes can wave a mobile reader above the sensor wire to check their glucose levels. The system is approved for use in people with diabetes aged 18 and older. After a 12-hour start-up period, it can be worn for up to 10 days, the FDA said. "This system allows people with diabetes to avoid the additional step of fingerstick calibration, which can sometimes be painful, but still provides necessary information for treating their diabetes – with a wave of the mobile reader," Donald St. Pierre said in an FDA news release. He is deputy ... Read more

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U.S. Pays a Hefty Price for Obesity

Posted 26 Sep 2017 by

TUESDAY, Sept. 26, 2017 – A U.S. adult who is "healthy" but obese could eventually cost society tens of thousands of dollars in medical care and lost wages, a new study estimates. Using a computer model, researchers estimated the financial toll that obesity typically takes at different ages. They found, for example, that an obese 50-year-old with normal blood pressure and cholesterol levels will end up costing society more than $36,000. That societal figure included people's direct medical care for obesity-related diseases, along with lost productivity from disability or time off from work. The researchers said the findings offer a look at how obesity affects individuals, and society. "When folks struggle with their weight, it ends up affecting everyone," said senior researcher Dr. Bruce Lee. He's an associate professor at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in ... Read more

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Fracture Risk Higher for Seniors With Diabetes

Posted 20 Sep 2017 by

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 20, 2017 – Seniors with type 2 diabetes may be at increased risk for fractures. And researchers think they know why. "Fracture in older adults with type 2 diabetes is a highly important public health problem and will only increase with the aging of the population and growing epidemic of diabetes," said study author Dr. Elizabeth Samelson. Samelson and her colleagues used special medical scans to assess more than 1,000 people over a three-year study period. The investigators found that older adults with type 2 diabetes had bone weakness that cannot be measured by standard bone density testing. "Our findings identify skeletal deficits that may contribute to excess fracture risk in older adults with diabetes and may ultimately lead to new approaches to improve prevention and treatment," said Samelson, of Hebrew SeniorLife's Institute for Aging Research in Boston. ... Read more

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Heath Tip: Dining Out If You Have Diabetes

Posted 15 Sep 2017 by

-- For people who manage diabetes with insulin, eating out can be a source of stress due to the risks of fluctuating blood sugar. The American Diabetes Association suggests how to make eating out safer while you're watching your glucose levels: Make a reservation for your usual mealtime. If the restaurant doesn't take reservations, avoid crowded restaurants that typically have a long wait, or go earlier. Always travel with a few crackers, in case the meal is delayed. If your meal is going to be late, eat a fruit orstarchat your usual mealtime. Then eat the full meal at the later hour. Talk with your doctor about what to do if you eat meals at varied times. Read more

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Hidden Gems in Your Health Insurance Plan

Posted 15 Sep 2017 by

FRIDAY, Sept. 15, 2017 – You might only think about your health insurance coverage when it's time for a doctor visit. But there may be many hidden health gems in your policy – wellness programs. Usually offered through your employer, wellness programs are designed to improve your health and help you avoid chronic conditions or better manage ones that you may already be battling. About half of all U.S. employers offer wellness initiatives, according to a study sponsored by the federal Department of Labor and the Department of Health and Human Services. They include such programs as ways to help you manage diabetes or lose weight, screenings to identify health risks, and interventions to promote a healthy lifestyle. But few people take advantage of these benefits, especially programs to uncover and treat health conditions, even when they're free. Yet participation can make a difference ... Read more

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